nerita

Nerita

Ne*ri"ta\, n. [L., a sort of sea mussel, gr. ?, ?.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of marine gastropods, mostly natives of warm climates.
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nerita

noun
a neritid gastropod having a short smooth or spirally ridged shell with thick usually toothed outer lip and toothed operculum 
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